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Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

on February 24, 2015, 7:19 AM / in International News

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday. “The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of […]

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Bomb attacks hit Iran envoy’s Tripoli residence

Bomb attacks hit Iran envoy’s Tripoli residence

on February 22, 2015, 8:42 AM / in International News

  Tripoli (AFP) – Two bombs struck the empty residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital on Sunday, security officials said, but nobody was hurt. The attack was the latest to target a diplomatic mission in Tripoli, where most embassies have been shut since summer 2014 as militias battled for control of the city. There was no immediate […]

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Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary U.S. public

Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary U.S. public

on February 22, 2015, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday began a broad sales pitch to the U.S. public about the merits of free trade deals, an area in which he faces stiff resistance from many in his own Democratic party. Obama has said he wants to work with Congressional Republicans to finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade […]

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U.S. weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure ‘progress sticks’: Carter

U.S. weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure ‘progress sticks’: Carter

on February 22, 2015, 8:27 AM / in International News, National News

By Phil Stewart KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that “progress sticks” after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Saturday. Under the current plan, the United States will halve the number of troops in […]

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Trading Away Their Oaths

Trading Away Their Oaths

on February 22, 2015, 5:44 AM / in International News, National News

Written by  William F. Jasper On the opening day of each new Congress, every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives takes an oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” For many members, no doubt, this solemn […]

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White House extremism summit more symbolism than substance, experts say

White House extremism summit more symbolism than substance, experts say

on February 20, 2015, 9:22 AM / in International News, National News

President Obama’s closing remarks at the Countering Violent Extremism Summit Thursday perfectly captured his awkward balancing act when it comes to talking about Islamic terrorist groups and his policies aimed at stopping their deadly goals. While Obama studiously avoided words like “Islamic” and “Muslim,” he made no bones about the need to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, […]

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Rev. Graham: ‘Mohammed is Dead and Buried…Christ is Alive,’ ‘Do you Want to Follow the Dead or the Living?’

Rev. Graham: ‘Mohammed is Dead and Buried…Christ is Alive,’ ‘Do you Want to Follow the Dead or the Living?’

on February 20, 2015, 6:34 AM / in International News, National News

By Michael W. Chapman  /  cnsnews.com Reverend Franklin Graham, who has often criticized the Quran and radical Islam, stating that Islam itself is a “religion of war,” said this week that Mohammed, who Muslims revere as God’s final prophet to mankind, was “dead and buried” but that Jesus Christ is alive, and asked, “Who do you want to follow, the […]

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‘Bewildering,’ ‘Mystifying’: Why Is the U.S. Military Detailing Its Plan to Retake Mosul?

‘Bewildering,’ ‘Mystifying’: Why Is the U.S. Military Detailing Its Plan to Retake Mosul?

on February 20, 2015, 6:27 AM / in International News, National News

By Susan Jones  /  cnsnews.com (CNSNews.com) – Much to the surprise of many Americans, the Obama administration is revealing its plan to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, months before the anticipated battle happens. An official from U.S. Central Command told reporters on Thursday that the fight will likely begin in April or May and will involve up to 25,000 […]

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President’s statement on the beheading of 21 Christians

President’s statement on the beheading of 21 Christians

on February 18, 2015, 7:34 AM / in International News, National News

Each of these men had families and friends.  Please pray for them and for Christians around the world who are in danger. 1. Milad Makeen Zaky 2. Abanub Ayad Atiya 3. Maged Solaiman Shehata 4. Yusuf Shukry Yunan 5. Kirollos Shokry Fawzy 6. Bishoy Astafanus Kamel 7. Somaily Astafanus Kamel 8. Malak Ibrahim Sinweet 9.Tawadros Yusuf Tawadros 10. Girgis Milad […]

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Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

on February 17, 2015, 8:05 AM / in International News, National News

  By Joseph Menn  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely […]

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Christian Slaughter in Libya

Christian Slaughter in Libya

on February 17, 2015, 7:05 AM / in International News

The disputed fate of the 21 Coptic Christians abducted in Sirte, Libya is now clear and visible for all to see on video: while holding them down, Islamic State members shove their fingers in the Christians’ eyes, crane their heads back, and slice away at their throats with knives-all in the name of Allah and Islam, all as the slaughtered […]

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Art world shakeup: Painting by Hitler sells for three times a Picasso

Art world shakeup: Painting by Hitler sells for three times a Picasso

on February 16, 2015, 8:06 AM / in International News

By Paul Bedard  / Washington Examiner Further proof that World War II and Nazi artifacts are on fire in the collectors world, a watercolor painted by Adolf Hitler before he became Germany’s mad man dictator sold at auction this week for $35,235, three times the winning bid of an original Picasso drawing. The watercolor of one of Vienna’s oldest Gothic […]

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Baneful Boehner and Bibi Show Coming Soon to Capitol Hill

Baneful Boehner and Bibi Show Coming Soon to Capitol Hill

on February 9, 2015, 7:53 AM / in International News, National News

Written by  Jack Kenny Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s planned speech on Iran before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month is creating controversy in Jerusalem well as in Washington, the World Post, a partnership of the Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute, reported. Labor Party leader Isaac Herzong, Netanyahu’s opponent in Israel’s March 17 election, called […]

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New Internet overseer ‘must be agreed before US 2016 vote’: CEO

New Internet overseer ‘must be agreed before US 2016 vote’: CEO

on February 9, 2015, 7:44 AM / in International News

Singapore (AFP) – Plans to transfer control of Internet overseer ICANN from US hands to a globally representative body could be jeopardised unless a deal is reached before the 2016 US elections, the group’s chief warned Monday. Fadi Chehade, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, said opponents of the new oversight system may be deliberately […]

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Russia sanctions have cost EU 21 bn euros: Spain

Russia sanctions have cost EU 21 bn euros: Spain

on February 9, 2015, 7:40 AM / in International News

Brussels (AFP) – The EU has suffered 21 billion euros in lost exports as a result of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, Spain’s foreign minister said Monday as he met his counterparts to discuss further measures. “Sanctions have had a heavy cost for us all, the EU has so far lost 21 billion euros ($23.7 billion). In Spain we have […]

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Key dates in Greece debt countdown

Key dates in Greece debt countdown

on February 9, 2015, 7:36 AM / in International News

Brussels (AFP) – Greece’s new anti-austerity government is seeking a renegotiation of its hated 240-billion-euro ($270-billion) bailout, but time is running out for both Athens and its international creditors to reach a deal. Here are the key dates in the coming weeks and months as Greece tries to avoid a default and possible exit from the euro, with a major […]

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UN children’s agency sells itself to big business, big donors

UN children’s agency sells itself to big business, big donors

on February 9, 2015, 6:43 AM / in International News, National News

By George Russell  /   FoxNews With governments increasingly unwilling to contribute funds, UNICEF is gambling that it can entice more than half a billion additional dollars from private individuals and multinational corporate partners over the next three years — and rebrand itself as a different kind of 21st Century global child welfare agency in the process. Rather than quaint card […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on February 6, 2015, 7:45 AM / in International News, National News

10. A new injury heightens doubt on Tiger Woods’ comeback potential Tiger Woods dropped out of the Farmers Insurance Open on the 12th hole on Thursday, fueling doubts about his chances of returning to championship form. Woods said a week ago that he felt great heading into the tournament, but his lower back gave out on him. Woods was 2 […]

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Jordan executes two in response to pilot’s slaying

Jordan executes two in response to pilot’s slaying

on February 6, 2015, 7:35 AM / in International News

Jim Michaels and John Bacon, USA TODAY A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria last month being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange. (Feb. 3)   A government spokesman says Jordan executed two prisoners, including a female would-be al […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Yesterday January 29th 2015 Edition

10 Things You Need to Know About Yesterday January 29th 2015 Edition

on January 29, 2015, 7:48 AM / in International News, National News

10. Joel Grey comes out at age 82 Broadway legend Joel Grey, father of Dirty Dancing-star Jennifer Grey, came out as gay in an interview published in People magazine this week. Grey, 82, said he had told his family about his sexual orientation years ago, but kept it private until now. “I don’t like labels, but if you have to […]

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